Thousands of honest individuals are battling a guilt complex and also searching for satisfying answers to life. Perhaps these selected passages of Scripture can bring to your life the release from guilt and the peace of mind you desire.
"But the wicked are like the troubled sea, when it cannot rest, whose waters cast up mire and dirt. There is no peace, saith my God, to the wicked" (Isaiah 57:20,21).
"But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away" (Isaiah 64:6).
"All we like sheep have gone astray" (Isaiah 53:6).
"As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one: There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God. They are all gone out of the way. . . . there is none that doeth good, no, not one" (Romans 3:10-12).
"For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God" (Romans 3:23).
"If we say . . . we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us" (1 John 1:10).
"But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us" (Romans 5:8).
"For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord" (Romans 6:23).
"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved" (John 3:16,17).
"Who [Jesus] his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed" (1 Peter 2:24).
"I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance" (Luke 5:32).
"Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light" (Matthew 11:28-30).
"I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness" (John 12:46).
"I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly" (John 10:10).
"Jesus saith . . . I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me" (John 14:6).
"Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life" (John 5:24).
"He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God" (John 3:18).
"He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life" (1 John 5:12).
"Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved" (Acts 4:12).
"Sirs, what must I do to be saved? . . . Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house" (Acts 16:30,31).
"For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved" (Romans 10:13).
"That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved" (Romans 10:9).
"Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out . . ." (Acts 3:19).
Are you ready to confess that you are a sinner, to repent and turn from your sinful ways, to confess Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour, to accept His forgiveness for all your sins, and to surrender your life to His control? If you are, tell Jesus. He is waiting to pardon you and give you His peace. Thank God for His Word. Read it to learn more of Him and His will for your life. Obey His commands. Then you may claim His promises. Speak to Him often in prayer and trust Him to lead you.
"If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness" (1 John 1:9).
"If we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin" (1 John 1:7).
"But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name" (John 1:12).
"Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ" (Romans 5:1).
"There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus. . ." (Romans 8:1).
"For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: not of works, lest any man should boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them" (Ephesians 2:8-10).